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the view f ro m h e re REACHING OUTSIDE EW JANUARY 2010 • Vol. 33, No. 1 EDITORIAL STAFF Editor: John Knowles Managing Editor: Elaine Richardson Senior Editor: Glenn Goodman Assistant Editor: Jon Pasierb Technical Editor: Ollie Holt Contributing Writers: Dave Adamy Marketing & Research Coordinator: Allie Hansen Sales Administration: Esther Biggs EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD The Journal of Electronic Defense | January 2010 his month’s issue of JED marks the beginning of a new series of articles named Senior Leadership Outreach. This series will examine the role of EW in air warfare, naval warfare, land warfare, etc., with the aim of explaining how EW is essential to operations in each of the warfighting domains – air, land, sea, space and cyberspace. The target audience of these articles isn’t the typical EW professional, although I hope you will fi nd them useful. The primary target we are aiming to reach is anyone and everyone, from a soldier to a four-star, who needs to better understand how EW works and why it is important to modern warfare. The EW community is making tremendous contributions to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and senior leaders are taking a significant interest in the EW discipline at the moment. At the same time, EW itself is evolving from a support role to a primary role in current and future operations. Senior defense leaders are recognizing that their forces cannot fight in any domain without free access to the electromagnetic domain. While these are positive trends, the EW community needs to take advantage of them while the opportunity exists. If the EW community is going evolve and take on this larger role, we need to clearly articulate to the broader defense community what EW is and why it is essential. In the past, we have not done a stellar job of communicating EW concepts. For one thing, our EW lexicon – ES, EA and EP – is not very intuitive. It does a poor job of explaining EW concepts to the broader defense community, which ultimately means EW is poorly understood. The EW community often complains about the lack of consistent support and funding from leaders and we bemoan all those people who don’t “get it” when it comes to EW. Well, maybe we’re the ones who don’t “get it,” and we need to find a better way to communicate EW to the rest of the defense community. This month’s JED kicks off the Senior Leadership Outreach series with an article by Wg Cdr John Clifford, RAF (Ret.), who writes about “Maneuver in the Electromagnetic Domain – You’ve Got to Be in It to Win It!” The article takes a broad look at the EM Domain and explains it in terms of maneuver, something that any commander can understand. It also addresses some of the challenges the EW community has imposed on itself in terms of language and lexicon. I think you will enjoy it. I also hope it generates some thought (and criticism). As always, JED invites your letters. – John Knowles T Mr. Tom Arsenault President, Electronic Solutions, BAE Systems Mr. Roy Azevedo Vice President, Advanced Concepts and Technology, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Mr. Chris Bernhardt President, ITT Electronic Systems Maj Gen Bruno Berthet Deputy Director for International Development, DGA, French MOD COL Laurie Buckhout Chief, EW Division, Army Asymmetric Warfare Office, USA Mr. Pierre-Yves Chaltiel Senior Vice President, Solutions for the Government Sector, Thales Aerospace Lt Col Dean Ebert Warfighter Integration, Aviation Weapons Requirements Branch, HQ USMC Col Tim Freeman Commander, 330th Aircraft Sustainment Wing, AFMC, USAF Mr. Gabriele Gambarara General Manager, Elettronica S.p.A. Mr. Tony Grieco Former Deputy for Electronic Warfare, OSD Mr. Itzchak Gat CEO, Elisra CAPT John Green Commander, EA-6B Program Office (PMA-234), NAVAIR, USN Mr. Ron Hahn Deputy Director, Joint EW Center, US Strategic Command Mr. Micael Johansson President, Saab Avitronics Mr. Anthony Lisuzzo Director, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, CERDEC, USA WO2 Gavin O’Connell Operations Warrant Officer, Y Squadron, UK Landing Force Command Support Group, Royal Marines CAPT Paul Overstreet Commander, ATAPS Program Office (PMA-272), NAVAIR, USN Rep. Joe Pitts (Honorary Member) US Congress, Founding Member, EW Working Group Mr. Kerry Rowe President and COO, Argon ST Wg Cdr P.J. Wallace Commander, RAF Spadeadam Mr. Richard Wittstruck Chief Engineer, PEO Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, USA Mr. Walter Wolf Chairman, JED Committee, AOC PRODUCTION STAFF Layout & Design: Barry Senyk Advertising Art: Glenn Domingo Contact the Editor: (978) 509-1450, Contact the Sales Manager: (800) 369-6220, ext. 3407, or (352) 333-3407 Subscription Information: Please contact Glorianne O’Neilin at (703) 549-1600 or e-mail The Journal of Electronic Defense is published for the AOC by Naylor, LLC 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607 Phone: (800) 369-6220 • Fax: (352) 331-3525 ©2010 Association of Old Crows/Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written authorization of the publisher. Editorial: The articles and editorials appearing in this magazine do not represent an official AOC position, except for the official notices printed in the “Association News” section or unless specifically identified as an AOC position. PUBLISHED JANUARY 2010/JED-M0110/9400

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - January 2010

JED - January 2010
The View From Here
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Asia-Pacifi c EW: All Eyes on China?
Maneuver in the EM Domain
Technology Survey: Surface Naval Expendables and Launchers
EW 101
AOC Industry/Institute/University Members
Index of Advertisers
JED Sales Offices

JED - January 2010